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2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Member Trustee: AANR-Southwest

Otero

Member Trustee: Linda Otero

 

Home Club/associate: Bluebonnet-Northwest Fort Worth, Texas

AANR/regional club offices held:

Southwest Regional President (2 years) Regional Director (2 years)

Educational Background:

Bachelor of Science- Applied Learning and Development – University of Texas/Austin

Statement:

I have been a member of the Southwest Region for several years and have served on the Board for the last four years; it has been my pleasure to support our region, participating in regional and national meetings as advocate for nudism. I would appreciate your support and vote. I look forward to continued service on your behalf. Thank You.

 

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3 Responses to 2014 AANR Voter’s Guide–Member Trustee: AANR-Southwest

  1. Audrey Weber says:

    The vision of AANR has been hard to define and many people don’t see the value in an AANR membership, how would you describe the value in an AANR membership to someone that you were trying to recruit? Do you have ideas on how to increase AANR membership?

  2. Linda says:

    Hi Audrey,
    I’ve always believed that membership with AANR gives credibility to being a nudist. The general public believes that being nude is sexual. It has to be, you see someones sexual parts. You have to be aroused there has to be something perverted. Those puritanical views are difficult to combat singular. It is much easier and I believe more powerful to have an organization that champions the right and freedom to be nude. Those individuals that “get” it need support and encouragement as ambassadors. We are a small number and need a group to be strong/er.
    Increasing membership I believe is a point of sale. Clubs that have organized obviously believe in the value of nudism. Individuals that try nudism typically experience their first time via a club. I feel better marketing and promotion via the clubs will increase membership. Increasing relations with club owners and managers is essential.
    Thank you,
    Linda

  3. Audrey Weber says:

    Thank you for your response, most of my questions to others haven’t been answered. You talk about membership as being a point of sale and then bring in the clubs because that is where people first try nudism. I worked a travel show in DC for 3 years and everyone that said they had been nude before did it while on vacation out of country (Orient Beach, Jamaica) but not as a resident of a nudist club but just hitting the beach and close to 100% of those I talked to wouldn’t do it in the US because someone would know them and even worse didn’t know that there were nudist clubs in the US that they could go to. So maybe the clubs and AANR are preaching to the converted instead of converting those that have an inclination.

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